Johnny Barend - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Johnny Barend, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

John R. Barend was born in Rochester, New York on November 27, 1929.

He died on September 20, 2011 at the age of 81.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name John R. Barend
  • Ring Names
    • Johnny Barend ( October 13, 1948 - August 30, 1972)
    • Masked Man ( September 21, 1957 - January 2, 1958)
    • Mighty Zorro ( September 19, 1957 - October 26, 1957)
  • Born November 27, 1929
  • Died September 20, 2011 (aged 81)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Rochester, New York
  • Billed From
    • Rochester, New York
  • Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Weight
    • 230 lbs (104 kg)
  • Nicknames Handsome Johnny

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( October 13, 1948 - August 30, 1972)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA October 5, 1963 August 30, 1972
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentCWC May 25, 1962 September 21, 1963
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA October 28, 1959 December 29, 1961
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentCWC February 19, 1959 October 17, 1959
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA March 14, 1949 January 30, 1959
  • Images History
    Oct 1948
    Oct 1948

  • Finishers
    • Atomic Drop ( October 13, 1948 - August 30, 1972)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • World Wrestling Entertainment

    National Wrestling Alliance

  • American Wrestling Alliance Indiana

    • 1 AWA Indiana World Tag Team Championship (with Magnificent Maurice)

    Big Time Wrestling

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (with Magnificent Maurice)

    Mid-Pacific Promotions

    • 4 NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship
    • 8 NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship (1 with Sandor Kovacs, 2 with Ripper Collins, 1 with Hans Mortier, 1 with Jim Hady, 1 with Jim Hady & Ripper Collins, 1 with Magnificent Maurice, 1 with Billy Robinson)

    Midwest Wrestling Association

    • 3 NWA Eastern Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 American Tag Team Championship (with Magnificent Maurice)

    National Wrestling Alliance Los Angeles

    • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Bill Melby)

    National Wrestling Alliance San Francisco

    • 2 NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 with Enrique Torres, 1 with Ronnie Etchison)
    • 1 NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Championship (with Ramon Torres)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Johnny Barend & Ripper Collins - Ripper Collins ( January 26, 1966 - October 28, 1970)
    • Johnny Barend & The Magnificent Maurice - Magnificent Maurice ( May 14, 1960 - October 16, 1968)
    • Enrique Torres & Johnny Barend - Enrique Torres ( July 27, 1954 - December 10, 1956)

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